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joker
01-26-2002, 12:49 PM
I have herd sevral rumors of FFXI being on Xbox also, personally i hate Xbox and i would like squaresoft to stay with sony. However, if they did make FFXI for Xbox too it might not be so bad it just means more players. Anyone know if this rumor is true or what?

veggita2099
01-26-2002, 01:13 PM
I would doubt it cause if that was the case why isn't Final Fantasy 10 on Xbox? Sony has that contract which states the games can only be on Sony systems. I know I have heard that the SNES games are going to be ported to the GameBoy advance. I guess they might be able to do that cause those games WAS originally on a NES system maybe?

While I don't own one nor plan to own one, the Xbox would be a better system for it since it already has a MODEM and Hard Drive on it. All in all the Xbox is better then the Ps2, but the games on it for the most part suck. They put too many Sports games on it I think. But anyways that is getting a bit off topic.

Being it is on-line Sony might allow it to be released to other platforms, but I don't know. I also heard ff11 was going to be on PC as well so it might end up on Xbox.

If they charge for ff11 per month (which more then likely they will) it might be hosted on a Server owned by Sony(much Like Everquest is). In that case reguardless of what system you own Sony would be making 10 bucks per month (or whatever the fee is). If that is the case it might be released on other systems so more people are paying that monthly fee? This is all assumeing Sony owns the Server that is used to play it.

joker
01-26-2002, 03:56 PM
good point/s....anyway its just a rumor i guess.

BTW: its squaresofts play online server that will be hosting FFXI

Laburnski
01-26-2002, 08:58 PM
I hope is it true

victorchau05
01-26-2002, 09:46 PM
What about the GameCube? Didn't Square stop making FFs for Nintendo party because they disagreed with the President of Nintendo? Well, they have a new Prez now, don't they? Or something.

Personally, I think FF should stay on the PS(s). It's one of the major advantages these systems have over their competitors.

veggita2099
01-27-2002, 11:28 AM
If its being hosted by Square I doubt if Sony has anythign to say about it you will see ff11 on Xbox. I think they should always have square games released on sony consoles for the simple fact many people buy Sony's Consoles just for square games. I know if FF10 was going to be released ONLY on Gamecube I would have bought a GAmecube instead (its a heck of a lot cheaper lol).

Id say Square will keep them on Sony Systems, but they might at some point released them on different systems as well.

01-27-2002, 03:23 PM
the only thing i have to say:

Hironobu Sakaguchi confirms rumors that Final Fantasy XI will indeed see a multi-platform release, ending four years of Square-Sony exclusivity. The game will still be released first for the PlayStation2 and PC, so don't expect other consoles to have the title right away. This still comes as great news to anyone planning on picking other systems than the PlayStation2.

hope that helps.

Kitten
01-27-2002, 07:49 PM
FFXI on Xbox????? Hmmmmmmmm...dont like the idea (concidering I dont own one). But I seriously dont think it will happen. I would think PS2 before Xbox.

Zachary
01-27-2002, 08:06 PM
I hope its just PS2 GC and X-Box dont deserve it

devex
01-29-2002, 09:02 PM
FF11 isn't going to be on the XBox because square has a contract on ff11 and 12 but square is thinking about putting ff13 on GC
It will be put on GC if and only if there is a ff13 and ff1 and 12 are successes:eye:

joker
01-29-2002, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by cloudago
FF11 isn't going to be on the XBox because square has a contract on ff11 and 12 but square is thinking about putting ff13 on GC
It will be put on GC if and only if there is a ff13 and ff1 and 12 are successes:eye:

yeah...that made no sense at all.

anyway, what i have herd was that both PS2 AND xbox would have FF11. But then again sony has bought a 20% share in squaresoft so it may very well false...

Nanaki XIII
01-29-2002, 11:51 PM
Just cuz Sony has FF doesn't mean X-Box doesn't. I have a feeling this game will be multi-platform meaning X-Box. But I have no clue.

01-30-2002, 12:39 AM
Square is putting out the game on Playstation, GameCube, and X-Box. Why? Because they want to expand the Play Online service. You didn't see games like Final Fantasy Seven through Nine on Nintendo 64 because the 64 could not support the space needed to play the games. Now, all of the platforms are pretty much equal. Another good reason for the multi-platform play is more moeny. The more people that play the game, the more money Play Online gets from the people playing the game. If the game was restricted to only Sony, then Square wouldn't make as much money as they would have if they put out the games on all systmes. :-)

joker
01-30-2002, 09:41 PM
Not to call you a lier....but where did you hear that square was putting FFXI on three platforms?

01-30-2002, 10:13 PM
"Not to call you a lier....but where did you hear that square was putting FFXI on three platforms?"

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"Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy, restates the previous plans for Final Fantasy XI 's multi-console capabilities. His thoughts on this have been recorded in a Los Angeles Times article regarding Squaresoft's plans to release FFXI on multiple systems. This has been the first time that Squaresoft has ever mentioned plans for games for Nintendo in the near future.
Sakaguchi mentioned to the press that it is "certainly a possibility" that the fully online game, Final Fantasy XI, will be released on the Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft XBox. As the interview went on, Sakaguchi mentioned that he is very excited about Nintendo's new console. He stated that as Squaresoft is moving onto online games, it is essential that you equip the game on many different consoles for it to sell well.

The releases of Final Fantasy XI for PS2 and PC are confirmed and its XBox release will come from Microsoft. It is also safe to say that there is enough information to confirm that FFXI will be coming to GameCube as well."

There.